Conference Papers & Presentations

2017-2018

"'Destruction of other Natures': Francis Hutcheson on the Morality of Murder in the 18th Century" -- American Conference for Irish Studies Annual Conference, Cork, Ireland

"'Is there Scotland in space?' Brexit & the Imperial Mindset in Doctor Who" --
30th Annual Meeting of the Far West Popular Culture Association, Las Vegas, Nevada

"Enlightened Scots of the 18th Century Enlightening Scots of the 21st" -- Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Joint Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario


2016-2017

"Gender & the Study of Murder in 19th-Century Scottish Universities" -- Centre for Gender History, University of Glasgow, Scotland

"Zigzagging: The Transatlantic Propaganda Value of Women in WWI Hospitals" -- Gender, citizenship and subjectivity in revolutionary Ireland and Europe 1917-1922 symposium, Dublin, Ireland

"Victorian Violence in the College Classroom" -- Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada and the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States Joint Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia

"Commemorating Our War: Approaches to Teaching Ireland & WWI" -- American Conference for Irish Studies Annual Conference, Kansas City, Missouri

"Anatomy of a Classroom: Coeducating Medical Students in Victorian Scotland" -- Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Studying Murder in Scotland during the Long Nineteenth Century" -- 38th Session of the International Standing Conference on the History of Education, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois


2015-2016

"Explorations by Beginning Scholars: Benefits of an Entering Student Research Program" -- co-presented with Laura Moore, Conference on Undergraduate Research 2016 Biennial Conference, Tampa, Florida

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'Deep Breath': The Doctor’s Gone Scottish!" -- 28th Annual Meeting of the Far West Popular Culture Association, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Dirigibles, Detectives & Degrees: A Steampunk Look at Victorian Higher Education for Women" -- 55th Annual Meeting of the History of Education Society, St. Louis, Missouri


2014-2015

"Patronising Politics: The Better Together Campaign & the Scottish Independence Referendum" -- Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana

"A Marriage of Inconvenience?  Imagery & Rhetoric in the Scottish Independence Referendum Campaign" -- 17th Annual History Across the Disciplines Conference, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia


2013-2014

"A Mongoose & A Sex Scandal: Scarecrow and Mrs. King Do London" -- European Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, University of the Arts, London, England

"University Women in Wartime: A Transatlantic Study, 1914-1918" --
36th Session of the International Standing Conference for the History of Education -- Education, War and Peace, Institute of Education, University of London, England

"Creating a Virtual European Union in the Midwest" -- Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, Chicago, Illinois

"Spying on the Spies: Digital Collaboration and Research on Scarecrow and Mrs. King" -- Supervised undergraduate paper presentation at the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri


2012-2013

"Assessing Victorian Coeducation at the Queen’s Colleges" -- American Conference for Irish Studies, Chicago, Illinois

"'You sure know the hot spots': The nation's capital on screen in Scarecrow and Mrs. King" -- Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, Washington, D.C. (also served as panel chair)

"The College Girl of America and her counterparts overseas, c. 1900-1920" -- 2012 Canadian History of Education Association/l'Association canadienne d'histoire de l'éducation conference, Vancouver, British Columbia

"Locating Locations in TV's Scarecrow and Mrs. King" -- Midwest Popular Culture Association and Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio



2011-2012


Session Chair & Discussant for panel entitled "Women in Higher Education: Co-Education, Community, and Culture, 1890-1950" -- 51st Annual Meeting of the History of Education Society, Chicago, Illinois



2010-2011

"A 'more vivid picture of their lives': Women during the French & Indian War" -- Fort Ticonderoga's Sixteenth Annual War College of the Seven Years' War, Ticonderoga, New York

"Participants or Spectators? Sporting Women in Victorian Universities" -- North American Conference on British Studies/Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies, Baltimore, Maryland

2009-2010
"Women in Wartime in Early America, 1754-1815" -- Fort Meigs Military History Roundtable, Bentley Lecture Series, Perrysburg, Ohio

2008-2009

"Women of the Mayflower, Before the Mayflower" -- Presentation for the Toledo Colony of Mayflower Descendents

"'The heather was on fire!' - The Admission of Women to the Universities of Scotland" -- Midwest Victorian Studies Association 2009 Conference, Richmond, Indiana

Session Chair & Commentator for panel entitled "Civil War Memory & Legacies" -- Ohio Academy of History Annual Meeting, Akron, Ohio

"Education & Empire: Representations of Higher Education in The Woman's World" -- Canadian History of Education Association 15th Biennial Conference, Sudbury, Ontario

"39 Lessons: Engineering Education in Your Home" -- The Culture of Print in Science, Technology, and Medicine (STEM), The Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin



2007-2008

"Conspicuous Consumption & Victorian Education" -- 30th Session of the International Standing Conference for the History of Education -- Education and Inequality: Historical Approaches to Schooling and Social Stratification, Rutgers University-Newark, New Jersey

"Art of 1908" - Video Exhibition at "Celebrate 1908" -- Auraria Casa Mayan Heritage Inc., July 23-25, 2008, Denver, Colorado

"Attaining or Avoiding:  Female education and the question of marriage" -- Fourteenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

"'slipped in by the side door':  The Acceptance & Education of Women at the University of Glasgow, 1868-1934" -- 2008 Policy History Conference, St. Louis, Missouri

"The Popular Educator: The University in Your Home, c. 1938" -- History of Education Society 2007 Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio



2006-2007

"The Victorian Woman's View of the World" -- 16th Annual World History Association Conference, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"Don't Know Much About History:  What The Amazing Race reveals about Americans" -- Midwest Popular Culture Association and Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana

"Cultural Imperialism in The Woman's World" -- Midwest Conference of British Studies, Indianapolis, Indiana



2005-2006

"Teaching Victorian Women:  Challenges in Constructing an Interdisciplinary Course" -- Beyond the Widening Sphere, New Transatlantic Perspectives on Victorian Women, Royal Holloway College, University of London, Egham, England

"Re-Adjustment & Americanization Following the First World War" -- War and Nation Building Conference, Farmingdale State University of New York, Farmingdale, New York

"Desperate Housewives: Reflecting and Recording Women's History" -- Midwest Popular Culture Association and Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri

"The Great Hunger & the Modern Tourist:  Remembering, Reclaiming, and Reinventing Ireland" -- An gorta mor: Ireland's Great Hunger, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut



2004-2005

"Great Test, Great War:  The University of Wisconsin during World War I" -- New Scholarship Conference on Citizenship in Times of Crisis, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan


2003-2004

"'Our English Sisters':  Scottish Higher Education & the British Empire" -- Re-Presenting the British Past: Women, Gender and History in the British Isles, University of Glamorgan and Archif Menywod Cymru, Pontypridd, Wales

Session Chair & Discussant for panel entitled "Gender and the Academy" -- 47th Annual Missouri Valley History Conference, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Nebraska


2002-2003

"A Plea for the Highlands of Scotland: University Reform in the Early 20th Century" -- 2nd Global Conference: The Idea of Education, Mansfield College, Oxford, England

"Max Bickford vs. the female college ideal" (on a panel about the CBS series The Education of Max Bickford) -- The Local and the Global & Recovery Project/Redefining "Nuestra América", American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas

Session Chair & Discussant for panel entitled "Guns, Books, and Legacies:  Ideals, Opportunities, and Opportunity Costs in Higher Education" -- International Perspectives on Social Science History:  Thinking Globally, Researching Locally, Working Cooperatively, Social Science History Association Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri

"Scottish Devolution & Nationalism: Was there ever such a thing as Great Britain?" -- Celtic Popular Culture Conference, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin



2001-2002

"'Knocking at the Door':  Women's Admission to Scottish Universities in the Late Nineteenth Century" -- Journées d’études : "Débats et résistances autour de la mixité dans l’éducation", Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, France

"Women's Higher Education in Late Victorian Society: A Comparative Study of Improvement, Enlightenment, and Marriage" -- Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters Annual Meeting, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

"'To turn out efficient housewives'?  University women in Britain and America, 1860-1940" -- Quantitative & Qualitative Approaches To Social Science History:  A Reappraisal, Social Science History Association 26th Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois


1999-2000

"'The brilliant opening of a stubborn battle':  The Queen Margaret College Bazaar and women's admission to higher education in Scotland, c. 1892" -- 11th Northern Victorian Studies Colloquium, Trinity and All Saints College, University of Leeds, Horsforth, England

"Gendering the 'Wisconsin Idea':  The Women's Self-Government Association and University Life, c. 1898-1948" -- History of Education Society Annual Conference, Winchester, England

"Women and Post-Impeachment Politics in the United States" -- Sex & the Citizen: Political and National Identities 1500-2000, Scottish Women's History Network Conference, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland


1998-1999

"Innovation or Import?:  The Transatlantic Exchange of Ideas on University Coeducation in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries" --Transatlanticisms:  14th Annual Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

"University Women During World War I:  A Comparative Study" -- Economic & Social History Society of Scotland's Annual Conference, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

"'Close, but no cigar!'  The historical significance of Clinton's Impeachment" -- The History Society, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

"'How a University Wages War':  World War I at the University of Wisconsin" -- British Association for American Studies Annual Postgraduate Conference, University of Sussex, Brighton, England

"'Trying to secure a footing':  Correspondence and Viva Voce Courses of the Glasgow Association for the Higher Education of Women, 1878 to 1883" -- Learning From One Another Across Boundaries of Interpretation, Craft, and Perspective, History of Education Society Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois

"'Wiscetiquette':  Manners and Behaviour at the University of Wisconsin" -- Collaboration & Diversity: A Forum for New Historians, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

"The Glasgow Association for the Higher Education of Women, and Queen Margaret College" -- Borders & Frontiers: Women's History Network Conference, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland


1997-1998

"Sources & Methodology in the Study of University Coeducation in Nineteenth-Century America" -- Postgraduate Day Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland

"'At the Dawn of Coeducation':  Student Perceptions of Women in American Higher Education, c. 1870-1900" -- Crossing Disciplines: Identity, Nation, and Academic Culture, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

"'College life is milk and honey, Knowledge tends towards matrimony':  Coeducation at the University of Wisconsin, 1848-1909" -- Great Lakes History Conference, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan




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